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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 21 November to 26 November 2016

Nov 26, 2016 13:13 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs happenings of the week like Hockey India as president, 'Legends Award' to Matu Kom and AirSewa portal and App among others.

• She took charge of Hockey India as president with immediate effect - Mariamma Koshy

• He was elected as the first ever non European chief of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Narinder Dhruv Batra

• The Olympic bronze-medallist boxer who will receive the 'Legends Award' on 20 December 2016 from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary is - MC Mary Kom

• The Portal and Mobile App that was launched to offer air travelers a convenient and hassle free experience is - AirSewa

• He resigned as the Chancellor of Nalanda University in November 2016 - George Yeo

• The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has announced new standards for manufacturers of products to - Check mis-labelling

• Indian actor who won the Best Actor Award at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards- Manoj Bajpayee

• The theme of the 24th APEC Summit that concluded recently in Lima, Peru is - Quality Growth and Human Development

• The National Green Tribunal recently ordered environment audit of all the government buildings of - Delhi

• Airtel Payments Bank Limited recently launched India's first live Payments Bank in - Rajasthan

• The IAS officer recently appointed as the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India is - Yudhvir Singh Malik

• The organization that recently launched India's first Payments Bank is - Airtel Payments Bank Limited

• The state that launched the Smart Water Distribution Monitoring web portal is - Andhra Pradesh

• The theme of the 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is - Orange the World - raise funds to end violence against women

• Person honoured with Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)- SP Bala Subrahmanyam

• An ancient city, 7000 years old was uncovered in - Egypt

• This discovery by NASA food scientists will replace breakfast for astronauts in their deep space mission- Snack Bars

• The Union Government in association with the North Eastern States and West Bengal organised the International Tourism Mart in- Manipur

• Author of the book ‘Death Under the Deodars’- Ruskin Bond

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved the setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in- 62 districts

• Data satellite launched by China recently- Tianlian I-04

• Person appointed as the CEO of State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) Group- Siby Sebastian

• India recently signed Joint Declaration for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) with- Switzerland

• Online home rental solutions provider firm was acquired by Quikr recently- Grabhouse

• She was named as the US Ambassador to the United Nations by President-elect Donald Trump - Nikki Haley

• She was named as the education secretary of the US by President-elect Donald Trump - Betsy DeVos

• India’s rank in the 2016 Information Society Report that was released by UN International Telecommunication Union is - 138

• The nation that topped the list of 175 nations that was mapped by UN International Telecommunication Union in its 2016 Information Society Report is – Republic of Korea

• The nation that was ranked lowest in the list of 175 nations that was mapped by UN International Telecommunication Union in its 2016 Information Society Report is – Niger

• The Assembly Constituency that became the first e-assembly constituency of India is - Palampur Assembly Constituency in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh

• The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has directed banks to freeze accounts belonging to preacher a person and his Islamic Research Foundation, IRF till further directions - Zakir Naik

• The Prime Minister of Portugal who will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is - Antonio Costa

• The Vice President of the Republic of Suriname who will be the Special Guest at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is - Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin

• The country that will chair the 2017 Energy Club of Shanghai Cooperation Organization is - Turkey

• Former Governor of Madhya Pradesh who died recently - Ram Naresh Yadav

• Taking into consideration the problems being faced by small borrowers in repaying their loan dues, RBI decided to provide an additional 60 days time for repayment of loan of - 1 crore rupees or less

• India recently became an Associate Member State of - European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

• Country that recently launched the world’s longest super-secure quantum communication line - China

• The renowned physicist and former ISRO Chairman who passed away recently is - MGK Menon

• The CMD of Cadila Healthcare who was recently elected as the President of FICCI for the year 2017 is - Pankaj R Patel

• US President Barack Obama recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award was established in the year - 1963

• The theme of the 13th World Robot Olympiad that will be held for the first time in India is - Rap the Scrap

• Russia's spacecraft that arrived at the International Space Station, carrying a European, a Russian and an American astronaut for a four-month mission at the orbiting outpost is – Soyuz

• South Korea approved a deal to share intelligence on North Korea directly with - Japan

• The Indian Carnatic vocalist who died in recent past at the age of 86 in Chennai was – M Balamuralikrishna

• India signed a Joint Declaration for implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) in respect to accounts of Indians held abroad and vice versa with – Switzerland

• The renowned Hindi and Bhojpuri litterateur, died in a hospital in a hospital in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 92 was - Dr Viveki Rai

• Expressway inaugurated by UP Government recently as the India’s longest expressway in the Indian road network - Agra-Lucknow Expressway

• India recently signed  double tax avoidance agreement with- Cyprus

• Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojna aims to provide affordable houses to all by- 2022

• Person awarded with the International Peace Prize by Indian Government for his efforts in ensuring world peace- Sri Sri Ravishankar

• Guided Missile Destroyer ship commissioned into the Indian Navy recently by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar- INS Chennai

• The Golfer won the 300,000 US Dollar BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career after closing with a four-under-par 68 - Gaganjeet Bhullar

• The multimedia exhibition at the 47th International Film Festival of India was organized by - National Film Archives of India (NFAI)

• The Infosys Prize 2016 for Humanities went to - Sunit Amrith

• The captain at the Indian Merchant Navy who was recently awarded with the 2016 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is - Radhika Menon

• The senior journalist who won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for the year 2016 is - Akshaya Mukul

• The author of the book titled Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India is - Akshaya Mukul

• The former professional racing driver who was recently appointed as the Executive Director of McLaren Technology Group is - Zak Brown

• The Princess of Thailand who was recently conferred with first World Sanskrit Award is - Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

• State Government that made fitting of auto-dippers mandatory in four-wheel transport vehicles as a road safety measure is - Haryana

• Union textile minister Smriti Irani inaugurated thematic handicrafts exhibition and launched a scheme of textile ministry 'pehchan' identity cards for - Artisans

• The Supreme Court directed the Union Government to frame model rules prescribing objective norms for the administration of consumer courts within - Four months

• Country chosen as the Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS) 2018- India

• Train that derailed near Kanpur recently due to rail fracture- Indore-Patna Express

• Company named as the 2016 Digital Innovator of the Year by GE Digital- Tata Consultancy Services

• Person conferred with 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music- Pt Hari Prasad Chourasia

• Person appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Times Global Partners recently- Rishi Jaitly

• India’s rank in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017 that was released by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe is – 20

• He was conferred with the 2016 Mother Teresa International Award - Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain

• He was posthumously awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice for 2016 - Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain

• She won the women’s singles title of the 2016 China Open badminton tournament – PV Sindhu

• He won the women’s singles title of the 2016 China Open badminton tournament – Jan O Jorgensen

• The Nigerian female weightlifter who will become the only second Nigerian to win an Olympic medal in the sport after IOC stripped two weightlifters off their silver and bronze medals from 2008 Olympics is - Mariam Usman

• Israeli National treasure that got sold at an auction in the United States is - Ten Commandments stone tablet

• The day that was observed on 21 November globally is - World Television Day

• The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016  began at - Panaji in Goa

• The former world champion clinched the gold medal in men's trap event at the 60th National Shooting Championship for Shotgun in Jaipur is - Manavjit Singh Sandhu

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